The Roberts Court's affinity for issues close to the heart of the nation's business community will continue into the upcoming Supreme Court term as the justices take on major questions concerning federal pre-emption of state tort suits, environmental regulation, workplace discrimination, arbitration, pensions and antitrust. Pre-emption, which dominated the business docket last term, is once again "the issue keyed up front and center for business in the new term," said one high court litigator.
Pre-emption Looms Large in Supreme Court's Upcoming Business Cases
The National Law Journal
September 29, 2008